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    I'm in year 12 and currently doing maths, psychology, biology and chemistry at AS level, and planning to drop psychology next year. Is this a bad choice of subjects for finance/accounting in uni, considering I would like to be an accountant
    I was worried that uni's prefer students who have done further maths or economics and I have only done one relevant subject. I only took bio and chem because they personally interest me and I was originally thinking of going into psychology but changed my mind just before starting sixth form (at this point I also tried to swap biology for economics but all the classes were full). I probably wouldn't want a career in science though.
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    (Original post by emmaD96)
    I'm in year 12 and currently doing maths, psychology, biology and chemistry at AS level, and planning to drop psychology next year. Is this a bad choice of subjects for finance/accounting in uni, considering I would like to be an accountant
    I was worried that uni's prefer students who have done further maths or economics and I have only done one relevant subject. I only took bio and chem because they personally interest me and I was originally thinking of going into psychology but changed my mind just before starting sixth form (at this point I also tried to swap biology for economics but all the classes were full). I probably wouldn't want a career in science though.
    Nope, it's a good set. Maybe further maths is preferable but as long as it's not a requirement you should be fine!

    Maths relates and shows number/math confidence/competence directly.
    The others are well respected.

    Don't forget it's not always the subject content,- BUT THE SKILLS you acquire and develop.
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    if you didn't want a career in science, why take 3 science subjects?
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    (Original post by TheProdigy2k9)
    if you didn't want a career in science, why take 3 science subjects?

    1. I didn't really have a choice considering there were no spaces left for economics and my GCSE grade wasn't good enough for the school to allow me to take f. maths (I got an A even though I was one mark off an A*)
    2. I ENJOY science
    3. I'm crap at humanities/arts subjects
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    (Original post by super.teve)
    Nope, it's a good set. Maybe further maths is preferable but as long as it's not a requirement you should be fine!

    Maths relates and shows number/math confidence/competence directly.
    The others are well respected.

    Don't forget it's not always the subject content,- BUT THE SKILLS you acquire and develop.
    Thanks I've heard that science subjects show logic/analytical skills and are therefore good for going into finance, it was really the lack of economics/further maths I was worried about
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    (Original post by emmaD96)
    Thanks I've heard that science subjects show logic/analytical skills and are therefore good for going into finance, it was really the lack of economics/further maths I was worried about
    As long as there are no specific requirements set out by the university, then no, it wont be a problem.

    Science subjects are hard and are seen as some of the hardest A level subjects too!
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    you only need maths.. the rest will be taught when you get to uni, they will assume everyone can work with numbers and go from there.
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    I agree with the others that you should be fine with just Maths.
    To try and reassure you, my friend has just received offers from all 5 of her choices for Accounting degrees and she studies Maths, Chemistry and ICT.
    I guess if you are aiming for the top universities, then they might have a preference/requirement for Further Maths, but it is unlikely and if you would like to reassure yourself, then just go and check for their requirements on their websites
 
 
 
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